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BADC will meet at the Petworth Library at 2 PM.  Our next Meeting is scheduled for the Sunday, August tba from 2 until 4 pm.   Please keep checking our WEB Site for any changes in the schedule.  The address of the library is 4200 Kansas Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011 When you sign in please sign up for a critique of your work. (check at front desk to make sure which room we are in)
The meeting will start promptly at 2 PM.



Goh Annex and Sant Building (Floor 3), Galleries 115 & 116 (Floor 1), House, Floor 2U

Included with general admission / Free for members


Collage of group of shirtless figures on black background and colorful floor

Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage is the first large-scale exhibition dedicated to exploring collage by contemporary Black American artists such as Mark Bradford, Kerry James Marshall, Tschabalala Self, and Kara Walker. Featuring nearly 60 works by 49 artists, this exhibition celebrates the broad variety and complexity of Black identity in art. Building on a technique that has roots in European and American traditions, the diverse, intergenerational group of artists have created innovative works with pieces of paper, photographs, fabrics, and/or other salvaged materials. The bold compositions, created with an array of experimental techniques, offer poignant expressions of human experience, including fragmentation and reconstruction, shared history and memory, cultural hybridity, gender fluidity, and notions of beauty.

Featured Artists

Nina Chanel Abney
Derrick Adams
Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Radcliffe Bailey
Sanford Biggers
McArthur Binion
Brittney Boyd Bullock
Mark Bradford
Tay Butler
Zoë Charlton
Andrea Chung
Jamal Cyrus
M. Florine Démosthène
Derek Fordjour
Genevieve Gaignard
Lauren Halsey
Kahlil Robert Irving
Tomashi Jackson
Rashid Johnson
Yashua Klos
YoYo Lander
Kerry James Marshall
Rod McGaha
Lester Julian Merriweather
Helina Metaferia
Wardell Milan
Joiri Minaya
Troy Montes-Michie
Devin N. Morris
Wangechi Mutu 
Rashaad Newsome
Lovie Olivia
Ebony G. Patterson
Howardena Pindell
Jamea Richmond-Edwards
Deborah Roberts
Lanecia A. Rouse
Tschabalala Self
Devan Shimoyama
David Shrobe
Lorna Simpson
Nyugen E. Smith
Paul Anthony Smith
Shinique Smith
Mickalene Thomas
Kara Walker
Didier William
Kandis Williams

IMAGE: Wardell Milan, Pulse. That’s that Orlando moon, 808 club bass. That’s that keep dancing, that’s that never stop, 2022, Charcoal, graphite, oil, pastel, pastel acrylic, cut-and-paste paper on hand dyed paper; 72 1/2 x 53 3/8 in., The Collection of Michael Hoeh, New York, courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York © Wardell Milan

BADC Has been awarded the RUTH Arts Foundation Grant for 2024

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